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Old 04-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #16
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crud..... wish TX was not so big. Im guessing we are a good 8 hrs away from each other. I'm hour above Dallas.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:38 PM   #17
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Yeah we're about 6 hrs. apart. Oh well, I have decided the Steamers are about the coolest damn bikes ever made. I have started looking for one but I doubt I will find one anywhere near here. Good luck to you! When I get mine up and running I will post some pics.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:06 PM   #18
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Yeah we're about 6 hrs. ....
still not impossible I've PMed ya
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:49 PM   #19
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THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:23 PM   #20
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THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS!!!!!!!!!!
Agreed. Here's a shot of the engine he's using. A turbo triple diesel- sweet! I wonder how much tweaking you can do with boost, injector settings, etc?


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Old 04-22-2009, 06:38 PM   #21
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This is what I am copying except it will be little more powerfull motor and one that is more available in the US. Bike in video is in Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7BqPBvVuyY



Mine will be black like this one

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #22
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PM returned.
I have a few questions. Do you plan to mount it transversely and use the stock gearbox? I think the stock gearing would handle the low end fine but will you be able to get up to 75mph with only 20ish hp?

My other question is what do you plan to run it on? I have yet to see a bike run on oil or biodiesel, but I don't think it would work well. Too much machinery and separate tanks, heaters, etc.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:14 AM   #23
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I have a few questions. Do you plan to mount it transversely and use the stock gearbox?
Engine sits sideways. Using an Ultima 6speed. You can see this in the video's.
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My other question is what do you plan to run it on? I have yet to see a bike run on oil or biodiesel, ....
abouth half the european bikes are run a Biodiesel would be my guess. Just put it in the tank and go. W/Biodiesel all the conversion is done to the fuel. No changes to the engine or cooling system needed.

Your confusing Biodiesel with WVO (Waste Cooking Oil) powered vehicles. These conversions adapt the vehicle (like you discribed above) and they're are a few of those out there too. One example is a big yellow Harley (think it was yellow) where they modded the tank to have two chambers. One was diesel and the other WVO.

At such high mpg's with this I will run strait diesel and use my WVO to heat my home and hot water. If I run it in the bike It will either be something like the Shure blend (Schur?) or biodiesel.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:34 PM   #24
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Mercedes Powered Diesel Tiger Steamer

Just thought you folk might find this interesting

http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/v....php?f=3&t=873

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:12 PM   #25
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Way coolio...
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:54 PM   #26
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Sorry for the delay in reporting. I've been searching high and low for that elusive cost efficient Briggs/Diahtsu.... and I just can't find it.

Going another route now. Found a fellow in the great white north (WI) that is into building small diesel tractors for tractor pulls. For me, he is taking a good running kubota 3cyl diesel and mating it with a performance IP to pull the base engines 21hp up to around 25-27hp with potential to go much further if I desire later. Trade off in going higher would be decrease in fuel millage. My goal is 100mpg even while still cruising at 70mph and the engine happy about it. Im not looking for a pocket rocket. Looking for a commuter w/kick ass millage and ability to Adventure it too.

All that engine for a cost that is 2.5 times less than a new Briggs/Diahatsu and the research seems to show the Kubota is actually a smidgen lighter than the Briggs too.




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Old 12-17-2009, 09:20 PM   #27
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... have started a 3cyl. Kubota transplanted into a Honda GL. Going to try to make a long travel expedition bike out of it. ....
So how's your project going? you need a build page somewhere.

Have you signed up at Diesel Bike bulletin board yet? Like here... lots of bike building knowledge... just bike folk that lean toward diesels.

http://www.suckindiesel.com/thingy/index.php
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:31 AM   #28
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Well duhhhh my bad. Your SamM on both this board and the Diesel bike board. Your in TX too right? Little Elm or something like that?
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:59 PM   #29
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I find these projects fascinating. I have a deep admiration for all of you guys who can take a bunch of different parts and turn them into a motorcycle.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:48 AM   #30
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Subscribed Coach. I love watching these projects grow............
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